CBD Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria!

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That’s right CBD Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria! Incredible isn’t it?  I can read and study and read and study and continue to be amazed at what something as simple as a cannabinoid from a plant can do.  The amazing part of this is that as we continue to be able to utilize the Cannabis species we will continue to be able to study and learn more and more about this little power house plant and all the amazing benefits that it can offer.  Now back to the previous statement, CBD is showing promising hope that it can also help fight many different drug resistant bacterias.  Let’s dig a bit deeper!

We at Legal Hippie love the science around this plant and are incredibly thankful that we are not the only ones.  Researchers have now discovered that cannabinoids (including CBD) have a very unusual ability to destroy bacteria (especially drug-resistant strains). Of course as with the onset of all the ability to use our God given plant again researchers are needing to do a bit more research and need to study this deeper.  Back in 2011 there was a study that found that CBD can even slow the progression of tuberculosis in rats. This is absolutely amazing but there is science behind this!  Legal Hippie science ignite!  The reason CBD seemed to have this ability is due in part to the ability of CBD to inhibit T-cell proliferation rather than having an antibacterial property. Immune function is helped by two kinds of white blood cells. The “B cells” (so-called because they develop in bone marrow) produce antibodies. The “T cells” (so-called because they develop in a small organ called the thymus gland) are responsible for a variety of other immune responses. T cells are extremely sensitive to TCR binding while protecting against the inappropriate activation of potentially dangerous effector cells. In a legal hippie what the what statement, CBD seems to have a way for destroying bad bacteria and is also a weapon against the antibiotic resistant superbugs that we are all becoming to fear today.

Since I am Legal Hippied up my anxiety is under control and this is not an extreme fear of mine but knowledge is power.  I might as well treat my anxiety all while fighting those little superbug bacterias. HA!

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Hemp or Cannabis CBD oil? What are they and are they the same?

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The buzz of CBD and the uprising of holistic health uses are putting a lot of questions into the CBD world.  So quickly lets discuss… WHICH IS BETTER?!? Hemp or Cannabis CBD oil?

The answer is…. One is not better than other! They are different.  You see Hemp oil or CBD derived from the Hemp plant is currently legal in all 50 States.  Hemp oil has a high CBD and a low THC ratio.  Laws state that the THC level has to be below .3%.  CBD is a wonder cannabinoid and the question you might ask is what does this oil NOT do.  It’s truely amazing!

Flip side, Cannabis oil has a high THC ratio.  Typically between 5 to 10% THC.  Currently THC is only legal in certain states.  So if you live in an area that THC is still considered illegal you will not be able to purchase Cannabis oil “legally”.  Cannabis oil, still does have the powerful cannabinoids but also the THC.  Wonderful little THC will however make you high.  Regardless of the head change, it can also be used for many things and has great medicinal benefits.  However some conditions such as anxiety can worsen after using THC.

So I hope this clears up the cloud of smoke surrounded Hemp oil vs. Cannabis oil! If you would like to purchase some legal, below .3% THC, hemp cannabinoids or CBD click the link below!

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CBC… WHAT! Legal Hippie has more than just CBD.

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CBC… WHAT! Legal Hippie has more than just CBD.  The buzz word on the streets are all about CBD!  Well, what about cbc?  CBC is another cannabinoid that can be found in the cannabis plant.  Legal Hippie is a full spectrum oil and has shown CBC present in lab results.  What does this mean?  Let’s dig deeper!

Legal Hippie sciency talk is about to take off!  CBC like CBD is non psychoactive. Meaning, it will not get you high!  However it does do some amazing things for your body.  Poor little cbc binds poorly to your CB1 receptor in your brain.  But this is why it doesn’t get you high!  What it does do is attaches itself with other receptors in the body, such as the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), both of which are linked to PAIN perception. So CBC can help with pain!  That’s not all!Researchers also think that it seems to work with other cannabinoids, a term known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect refers to how all the different cannabinoids work together in the human body.

In short CBC has promising effects to our endocannabinoid systems and our overall health.  Cannabichromene (cbc)….

  • A powerful cancer fighter
  • Block pain and inflammation associated with collagen-induced osteoarthritis
  • Has a positive effect on neural stem progenitor cells (NSPCs), a cell essential to healthy brain function
  • Powerful acne fighter
  • Works in conjunction with both THC and CBD to deliver a trifecta of antidepressant properties.

So don’t forget about all the other wonderful cannabinoids!  Today we are just learning about our prized CBC.

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CBD Bath Bombs… DIY!!!! Have fun with your CBD!

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I often joke that I would bathe in CBD if I could… Well that just became a reality!  For a fun installment to my Legal Hippie site let’s talk bath bombs!  My daughter loves them, I love them, everyone is loving them.  They are the “it” thing in bathing at the moment.  Now to add to this, CBD is HOT! It’s about to take off and is taking off, so what would happen if you combine the two?!!?  An absolute amazing, relaxing and balancing bath in the making.

Now quickly lets discuss the pros of bathing in CBD.  CBD is detoxifying and has rejuvenating benefits.  You see it not only is said to heal your body but it fights free radicals!  Also your skin is the largest organ in your body and the skin even contains CBD receptors.  So bathing in CBD can aid in placing your body into homeostasis which is balance!  CBD-infused baths allow the amazing cannabinoids found in full spectrum CBD’s to overcome the skin barrier and penetrate the skin’s surface where it can soothe, fortify, and moisturize.

Now for your own DIY CBD Bath Bombs
Supplies:

A bowl
Bath bomb mold
A whisk
A jar
Ingredients:

1 cup of baking soda
3/4 cup of cornstarch
1/2 cup of Epsom salts
1/2 cup of citric acid
3 teaspoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of water
1/2 teaspoon of your favorite oil… eucalyptus oil, lavender, rosemary, etc.  Be creative!
Food coloring (or natural color if coloring is left out)
1/2 gram of Legal Hippie CBD
Instructions:
Put the baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom Salts, citric acid, and Hempworx CBD into your bowl. Whisk together!
In the jar, combine the olive oil, water, oil of choice, and food coloring if you chose to go with that. Mix together with a spoon.
Next, very slowly add the mixture in the jar to the mixture in the bowl. Mix until the contents of the bowl are even.
Pack the mixture tightly into the bath bomb molds. Let the molds set for 24 hours.
Depending on the size of your bath bomb molds, this recipe will make 5-10 bath bombs!

Now  to explain a few of the ingredients…..  Epsom salt (high in magnesium that absorbs through your skin to relieve pain, muscle tension, and inflammation); cannabis (CBD helps with inflammation, relaxation, and skin ailments without having psychoactive effects); and essential oils (to deepen the relaxation, soothe muscles, help your skin, and relieve pain).

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CBD and Fertility Help!

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CBD and fertility help?!!? Yep!  Studies are showing that CBD can indeed help with fertility.  Now when it comes to fertility issues most fingers immediately are pointed at the female but believe it or not it is pretty even in the fertility area. Roughly 35% of fertility issues are within the male, 35% within the female, 20% are within both the make and female partners and the remaining 10% can remain unknown.  Now that we have cleared this up let’s move forward with how CBD might be able to help with fertility.  Let’s dig a little deeper!

Of course let’s start with bringing up that all so wonderful endocannabinoid system!  This endocannabinoid system is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.  Sounds super sciencey but this system is responsible for pretty much YOUR ENTIRE WELL BEING!  The endocannabinoid system can also play a important role in procreation.  The human brain is wired to accept cannabinoids as a signaling mechanism for sex hormone production.  Now to take this further the endocannabinoids can also help men’s… ummm you know…. (throat clear) Ha but it can help cells synthesize endocannabinoids, which in turn help create the right conditions to produce sperm.  This balance is a very necessary key to sperm livelihood so to speak and even sperm mobility.  Now don’t get excited you pot smokers…. on the other hand. THC has been shown to a decrease the number of sperm.  It is all about balance people!  Homeostasis even! Sperm produced without endocannabinoid signaling has low mobility and less probability of fertilization once at the egg.   So CBD looks like it could be a nice little addition to fertility.  Of course as the oil is gaining popularity more and more studies will be completed. But for now… My favorite little oil, CBD, is at the adorable infant stage.

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CBD me and see you in the morning!

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CBD me and see you in the morning is exactly what I said.  Huh…. once again another amazing benefit of CBD oils!  Everyone needs sleep!  If you are like me I can be a totally different person when lacking some sleep.  It’s essential to your well-being. It’s science! Research has shown that after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks. Our bodies also require long periods of sleep in order to restore and rejuvenate, to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesize hormones.  Sleep can be and is a matter of life and death when it comes down to it!  Now how can taking CBD help you sleep?  Lets dig a bit deeper….

CBD or Cannabinoids has been shown to help insomnia and sleep disorders.  Believe it or not there are an estimated 70 million people who suffer from sleep disorders in the United States.  If you know anyone, you know someone if not yourself that struggles in the sleep department.  CBD might just be the ticket to a good nights sleep.  Now to slightly contradict myself for a little fun it is actually a myth that CBD oil is sedating.  It is actually the opposite!  If you take CBD in modest doses it is alerting just like drinking a cup of coffee!  CBD triggers the same part of your brain that caffeine triggers.  Now of course this sounds contradicting as I said but let me further explain.  CBD has a very positive influence on the central nervous system, including relaxation and mood.  CBD tends to calm anxiety which is many cases will help with the ability to sleep soundly! CBD also has the ability to regulate sleep cycles, helping to decrease activity in the brain and lead you to a restful, relaxed state of mind.

This is great news to the world of insomniacs!  If you are ready to try something new to help in the very essential sleep department consider CBD oil.  I personally use Legal Hippie CBD oil!

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What the What?

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Ok most people have heard of Cannabis but may or may not have known that there are 3 different strains? The most common strains you will hear about are the sativas and the indicas.  Most people new to this whole CBD, Cannabis or Oil Boom as they call it will probably have no clue what in the world we are talking about.  So for a very quick installment and to educate you a little bit more, let me explain!

Besides the way the plant looks, the names behind the strains also explain how they affect your body.  The word “cannabis” is used to describe a genus of plant. And within that genus, there are three main species: Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa, and Cannabis ruderalis. Cannabis ruderalis is commonly known as hemp, and it’s very low in THC.  Hempworx CBD oils actually has their THC levels down to a .03%.  THC, as I have said before, is the product that makes you high.  To explain a little more the Sativa strains are more stimulating, while indicas tend to be more sedating.
The high from sativa strains is energizing and perfect for daytime use if you are into that. A feeling of well-being and ease is often associated with sativas, making them ideal for social situations. They are also said to promote deep conversation and enhance creativity.  While on the other hand Indica strains tend to have an opposite effect. They provide a body high that is well suited for nights when you just want to wind down and leave the stress of the day behind. Indicas are often used to relieve stress and aid with sleep.  Now most places in the United States still have marijuana as an illegal substance.  However, moving in the right direction, CBD oil which is derived from the Hemp plant is legal in all 50 states!  CBD or Hemp oil is a very strong anti-inflammatory!  CBD or hemp oil has a huge range of potential health benefits and uses, including reducing pain, soothing anxiety, fighting cancer, improving mood, eliminating depression, preventing inflammatory arthritis, protecting the immune system, balancing the metabolism, aiding sleep disorders, and healing the skin, among others. I mean there is so much this plant can do!

So there you have it!  This was a very basic run down of the Cannabis strains.  To order your very own very legal Legal Hippie oil click the link below!

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These Hot Flashes Though… CBD to the rescue!

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CBD for menapasue… I swear this stuff will forever amaze me.  Did you know that England’s Queen Victoria herself used to eat hash candies to ease menstrual cramps? Marijuana has been around for FOREVER!  Afterall it is literally a plant.  A PLANT!!!

Back to menopause. It is so funny to me how us women gripe and groan over our periods for years. Literally years!!! I myself have been complaing for some 26 years now.  Wow that is a long time!  Let me just add to this and say that once I no longer have to deal with the ever dreaded period I will continue to gripe and groan over not having one.   With this comes hot flashes, depression and anxiety, fatigue, and sleep problems which can last for months or even years pre- and post-menopause. Ummmmm no thanks! But if I am lucky enough to continue with life this is in my future. So can CBD be beneficial to menopause? Why Yes! Let’s dig a bit deeper.

As we may or may not know CBD has been shown to help with sleep and anxiety.  But Menapause includes more than just this.  It includes increased risk of breast cancer, bone loss, dry skin and hot flashes.  Lucky for you the compounds in CBD actively interact with the sex hormone estrogen, which is a key culprit behind menopause symptoms! This takes us right back to the endocannabinoid system! As I have explained in previous installments on my Legal Hippie site. This system is responsible for placing the body into homeostasis.  Homeostasis is very important to our bodies.  It is the balancing system. For example, it is what is responosble for keeping your body around 98 degrees even if it is 100 outside.  This is important! It is a checks and balance system that is necessairy to survival!  Your body being in Homeostasis is the key to the endocannabinoid system to help regulate things like body temperature, immune function, mood, sleep, pain, appetite and energy metabolism, and finally the Reproductive cycles.  Endocannabinoids are like the body’s own cannabis. Breastmilk even contains cannabinoids!  Just a little tid bit of fun facts for you. Compounds in the cannabis plant (phytocannabinoids) directly interact and engage with the endocannabinoid system. When it comes to women’s reproductive health, endocannabinoids and estrogen are right there in the same race!  When estrogen peaks, so do your levels of endocannabinoids. In fact, prior to menopause, women are most sensitive to psychoactive THC right before ovulation! So if you live where THC is legal… girls be careful when ovulating! HAHA This is when estrogen levels are at there highest.  Estrogen directly engages endocannabinoids. In fact, the enzyme that breaks down certain endocannabinoids (enzyme FAAH) is regulated by estrogen. As estrogen levels begin to drop, endocannabinoid levels change. So the best thing you could do for your menopausal body is to help it balance itself right back out.  I stand behind Legal Hippie CBD oil.  Its a full spectrum oil grown here in KY!

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CBD and That Coveted Youthful Glow

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Ok to take a break from the health benefits of CBD lets looks at the vanity behind using CBD.  Totally kidding… kind of. HA I mean CBD is in fact a wonderful Anti Aging product but it still has everything to do with health.  Let’s dig a bit deeper!

You see CBD is what you would call a immune modulator.  An immune modulator is a component that either increases or decreases the effectiveness of your immune functions and cells. There are many reasons why this process is used, and there are many benefits to using immune modulation instead of antibiotics or other drugs. In dealing with CBD oils as a modulator it is a powerful anti aging supplement that promotes well being to your entire body.  Meaning THE ENTIRE BODY!!! Including and not exclusive to your largest organ called your skin!  To explain even further Modulation means having an aggressive immune system, available for pathogens and foreign cells to be destroyed (i.e. cancer) but also turning off and not hyper-reacting to commonly occurring foods, allergies, environmental organisms and chemicals. Immune modulation is a balance between removing toxins and not over reacting. So the less toxins your body has the better your skin will be!  Anti aging is not just skin though.  Anti aging includes brain health, bone and joint health, and much more.  Yes we all want to be beautiful forever but I’ll be happy to exchange some wrinkles for some time or a lot of time with grandkids one day!  I’ll be that grandma! But back to vanity it still helps in the reduction of wrinkles!  And to dig even further let me explain…

CBD is a major component of the hemp oil. This herbal extract is loaded with several other nutrients. Of them, vitamin C and E are the ones which play a major role in skin care.  Both of these vitamins are strong anti-oxidants, that protect the organ internally from harmful effects of free radicals, as well as externally from the sunlight. UV rays and free radical damage accelerate the aging process, and so, when protected from these factors, the natural liability of the skin is secured. Among the CBD oil benefits for skin stands the most important one- vitamin A. Vitamin A is crucial in the growth and differentiation of skin cells. It also helps inhibit excess oil production by the skin glands. Side note, when you control the excess oil production acne is controlled but that topic is for a future blog. So stay tuned!  Hemp oil also contains vitamin D, and this together with vitamin A helps in preventing the skin from going dry and flaky.  CBD oil is also vital to balancing your endocrine system.  The endocannabinoid system is pretty essential for regulation of the skin aging process. As we know or might not know yet, cannabinoids act on the CB-receptors, hence, the herb may be able to slow down the skin aging course by controlling these receptors.  So there you have it!  I mean how many more things can a simple plant do??!!??  When choosing a CBD oil for skincare purposes remember to opt for a good brand.  I myself use Legal Hippie CBD oil!  A few notes to stand by are
1.  They should contain zero THC
2.  Should Score 80 percent or higher in terms of purity                                                       3.  Should contain organic ingredients
4.  Should have 100 percent USA oil (Legal Hippie is KY Grown)
5.  Non-GMO

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A Keto Diet with a dash of CBD

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A new “trend” in the dieting world is the Keto diet.  The keto diet is one that is based around placing your body into ketosis.  You achieve this by strictly limiting your carb intake and eating healthy fats and proteins with leafy vegetables and berries for example.  Ketosis is when the body begins to burn your own fat for fuel.  When you consume carbs your body uses them for fuel instead of your stored fat and converts them into glucose.  But let me first say, to me, it is not a trend as some would say but a lifestyle change.  Sugar is terrible for the body and even promotes the growth of cancer cells and creates a tidal wave of other health conditions.  Limiting your sugar intake also benefits your body by reducing inflammation.  I stand behind the fact that sugar is an evil to our bodies.  If you need sweets you can get it from all the wonderful fruits that God created.

A second “trend” in holistic health care is CBD oil.  I personally stand behind Hempworx CBD oil.  I use it twice a day by applying 5 drops under the tongue morning and night.  CBD oil is made from strains of cannabis that contain low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), THC is what makes marijuana psychoactive.  Meaning the THC compound is what makes you high.  CBD oil is high in cannabinoids, a group of phytochemicals found in the cannabis plants. Cannabis has been used all over the world to treat various illnesses and diseases.  CBD is also an amazing anti-inflammatory!  If you didn’t know inflammation is the root cause all pretty much any disease out there!

Now lets combine these 2 “trends” and you have a super cyclone of health benefits! Including a super cyclone of anti-inflammatories!  Wow! The combination of diet and natural pain relief is also transformative.  It’s like peas and carrots! Only you don’t need a lot of either one of those vegetables on the keto diet. HA

Here is a list of a few things that both CBD and a keto diet help!

  1. Epilepsy
  2. Depression and Anxiety
  3. Inflammation
  4. Schizophrenia
  5. PTSD
  6. Alcoholism
  7. Addiction
  8. ADHD and more!!!

From personal experience being in a state of ketosis has given me so much drive during my workouts.  My mind is clearer and my energy levels are actually higher!  It amazes me.  I am currently working on getting my own body back into ketosis.  I have slid out of ketosis more times than I care to remember recently and WOW I can feel it.  I am struggle bus with my body and mind trying to power through the workouts. Both CBD and the Ketogenic Diet help with your bodies inflammation (you will hear this a lot, sorry not sorry) which causes pain and helps with mental clarity by reducing the bodies inflammation and aids in clearing your mind from worries. Who in their right mind would not want this!  SIGN ME UP!

Now that I am mixing the 2…  OH MY GOSH I am feeling extra good!  I mean the 2 together are becoming my saving grace for anxiety, joint pain, sleeplessness, and muscle building during my workout!  CBD AND KETO… YES YES FREAKING YES!!!!  Let me add to this and say Hemp oil is a powerhouse of nutrition when it comes to healthy fats. And it is better than flaxseed oil, which in itself is a reputed source of omega – 3. Hempseed oil is more than 40 % oils , and 80 % of these are essential fatty acids ( EFA ). Can I say healthy fats!!!  Yes I can!

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